Squash Sugar This Holiday Season

pumpkin baked with herbs and spices on a plateCrowd out processed sugar by eating sweet vegetables for dessert instead, like butternut or kabocha squash or carrots that have naturally caramelized in the oven or on the stove. In addition to reducing sugar cravings and maintaining more balanced energy levels, eating squash or carrots provides your body with beta carotene which can be helpful for your eyes and skin because it helps rebuild tissue. This can be especially good for those of you in your third trimester or who have just had a baby.

If you must have more sweet flavor drizzle a small amount of high quality maple syrup on your veggies (less than you think you need). Then try to decrease the amount of maple syrup you use each time.

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